Schmidt learned he would stick with the big club and play in the game against his hometown team during the morning skate. There was speculation that he would be reassigned to Hershey (AHL) with other defensemen returning from injury.
The Minnesota Wild earned their eighth straight road win by topping the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Wild now have 85 points on the season and remain in the top wild card spot for the playoffs.
The Minnesota Wild lost 3-2 against Colorado Sunday. The Av's scored 1 goal in each period and led 3-0 before Minnesota got on the board in the 3rd period. The Wild got goals from Chris Stewart and Thomas Vanek.